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Tough words on the delayed Spending Review

The Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee has called for defined expectations of the local government sector

August 22, 2019

Engaging council colleagues beyond ‘the usual suspects’

I share my reflections on Kotter's 8 steps for change in driving transformation to achieve strengths-based practice.

July 30, 2019

Performance anxiety

I’m really looking forward to attending the LGA conference this week in Bournemouth, I’m particularly looking forward to debates on sector performance. I share my three key learnings about productivity in the public sector.

July 1, 2019

Was I right about the local elections?

With the publication today of The MJ’s election map (sponsored by IMPOWER), I wanted to revisit the predictions I made before the election.

May 23, 2019

Local government and the EU elections

My recommendations for how local government should respond to the outcomes of the election.

May 21, 2019

Mental health is forever, not just for a week

This Mental Health Awareness Week, I reflect on how to deliver the best mental health outcomes possible.

May 15, 2019

Central government finally recognises that service design goes beyond digital…or does it?

While the word 'digital' has been dropped to reflect a new perspective, changes to the new Service Design Standard haven't gone far enough.

May 10, 2019

Four factors that could influence the local elections

My thoughts on what is most likely to influence voters and election outcomes

May 1, 2019

Why I was nervous about ‘Which councils are best at adult social care?’

Our top ten councils for adult social care analysis was the cover story of the MJ five weeks ago, and despite being somewhat nervous beforehand, I've been really pleased with the response.

April 2, 2019

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